If it were to be an acute episode of primary angle closure glaucoma(PACG), then there would have been severe pain in the eye
, redness , watering and photophobia
in the eye, severe nausea /vomiting, blurring of the vision. In intermittent stage of the disease the symptoms get aborted with sleep ( sleep induces constriction of the pupil called as miosis which in turn opens up the block for aqueous drainage). But in acute episode the symptoms will not subside until treatment is given with anti-glaucoma medicines.
From the given descripton it does NOT appear to be an episode of PACG. Since the pain started only after you had rubbed the eye, one of the possibilities is that of a corneal abrasion
( the superficial layer of the cornea must have got abraded). Cornea is very pain sensitive and even the tiniest of epithelial abrasions can give rise to severe pain. However the epithelium
heal very well with lubricating eye drops/ointment with patching for 12-24 hours. You can do the same and patch the eye overnight with lubricating eye ointment ( if you have one) such as lacrilube or even with lubricating eye drops such as refresh tears/systane eye drops.
If symptoms persist even after 24 hours then do get the eye examined by an ophthalmologist
for a closer look.
Refrain from wearing the contact lenses till then and switch over to your spectacles.
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